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    David Cameron has announced he is standing down as an mp

    Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he is to stand down as MP for Witney

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    Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he is to stand down as MP for Witney

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    This is quite funny by lineker
    Gary Lineker ‏@GaryLineker 36s36 seconds ago
    David Cameron is resigning as an MP to spend more time watching his favourite football team, West Ham....sorry Aston Villa.

    Good.

    Thank you David for your service. We will forever remember you for keeping to your word ( eventually ) and giving us the Referndum

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    He has left behind a record of making the rich richer ......................................

    landros1

    He has left behind a record of making the rich richer … He has left behind a record of making the rich richer ......................................

    and the workshy work.

    I suspect he will be harshly judged in years to come and he'll become a scapegoat for the Tories when they fail to deliver certain things.

    His legacy will be the referendum and the chaos that ensues.

    zworld

    Thank you David for your service. We will forever remember you for … Thank you David for your service. We will forever remember you for keeping to your word ( eventually ) and giving us the Referndum



    He gave the referendum only because he thought had a 0% chance of losing it as he did.
    He is the same as most M.Ps in as much as they are out of touch withe the opinions/views of the people he/they represent.

    davewave

    and the workshy work.


    ......to not be able to afford housing due to a 22% increase in home prices, great incentives for the workshy.

    cicobuff

    ......to not be able to afford housing due to a 22% increase in home … ......to not be able to afford housing due to a 22% increase in home prices, great incentives for the workshy.


    you have to work somewhere you can afford, same as anyone who lives in any capital city in the world.

    davewave

    you have to work somewhere you can afford, same as anyone who lives in … you have to work somewhere you can afford, same as anyone who lives in any capital city in the world.



    ??? So are you saying someone on an average wage deserves to live in a slum area or carries on renting.

    Obviously he'll be remembered as the guy who loved pigs more so than the guy who gave us our freedom via the referendum, He'll also be remembered for his scaremongering, how it all backfired and he only ever had one option from there.


    Edited by: "shauneco" 12th Sep 2016

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    No wonder they it a politics game

    pobello

    No wonder they call it politics game

    cicobuff

    ??? So are you saying someone on an average wage deserves to live in a … ??? So are you saying someone on an average wage deserves to live in a slum area or carries on renting.


    Yeah I cant afford to live in Monaco or Tokyo so I don't work there. Cut your cloth accordingly.

    davewave

    Yeah I cant afford to live in Monaco or Tokyo so I don't work there. Cut … Yeah I cant afford to live in Monaco or Tokyo so I don't work there. Cut your cloth accordingly.



    I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working person cannot afford a mortgage...plain and simple.

    cicobuff

    ......to not be able to afford housing due to a 22% increase in home … ......to not be able to afford housing due to a 22% increase in home prices, great incentives for the workshy.



    davewave

    and the workshy work.



    That I agree with.
    I did not say he was all bad.
    He did not do a lot for the low waged (but working) population.
    He made no attempt to slow an out of control imigration policy because it suited his politics.

    cicobuff

    I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working … I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working person cannot afford a mortgage...plain and simple.



    The average wage is about £25,000 isn't it? That's enough to get a mortgage after some years of saving isn't it?

    What's the average wage for someone who doesn't work hard out of interest?

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    The average wage is about £25,000 isn't it? That's enough to get a … The average wage is about £25,000 isn't it? That's enough to get a mortgage after some years of saving isn't it?What's the average wage for someone who doesn't work hard out of interest?



    Whereabouts do you live?! If you are saying the average wage is £25K and even let us say the housewife/husband works part time earning £10K a year and they have two kids.....good luck finding a family home for £100K.

    cicobuff

    I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working … I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working person cannot afford a mortgage...plain and simple.



    Many UK properties have foreign owners but no UK residency resulting in a lack of affordable homes.

    cicobuff

    Whereabouts do you live?! If you are saying the average wage is £25K and … Whereabouts do you live?! If you are saying the average wage is £25K and even let us say the housewife/husband works part time earning £10K a year and they have two kids.....good luck finding a family home for £100K.



    You're adding stuff to it now, like kids and spouses. In your example I imagine it might be tough to afford a house. Not sure that's a government's responsibility though.

    cicobuff

    Whereabouts do you live?! If you are saying the average wage is £25K and … Whereabouts do you live?! If you are saying the average wage is £25K and even let us say the housewife/husband works part time earning £10K a year and they have two kids.....good luck finding a family home for £100K.



    Why would you want to work part-time and be happy with only £10k p.a. ? .....and, have two kids?

    HotEnglishAndWelshDeals

    You're adding stuff to it now, like kids and spouses. In your example I … You're adding stuff to it now, like kids and spouses. In your example I imagine it might be tough to afford a house. Not sure that's a government's responsibility though.



    Not adding anything into it...if you threw out the kids and wife out of the equation, you may struggle getting an apartment...but let us look back to the council house sell off of the 80s or the house buying boom of the 90s....it is extremely difficult for anyone these days in a single income (or even an additional part time income) to be able to afford to buy a house/apartment.

    zworld

    Why would you want to work part-time and be happy with only £10k p.a. ? … Why would you want to work part-time and be happy with only £10k p.a. ? .....and, have two kids?



    I am giving a realistic scenario....a feasible scenario where one parent works full time on an average wage, and one part time, you know, like when families could actually afford mortgages on that scenario.

    landros1

    Many UK properties have foreign owners but no UK residency resulting in a … Many UK properties have foreign owners but no UK residency resulting in a lack of affordable homes.


    many homes in the world are owned by people who don't live in that country.

    cicobuff

    Not adding anything into it...if you threw out the kids and wife out of … Not adding anything into it...if you threw out the kids and wife out of the equation, you may struggle getting an apartment...but let us look back to the council house sell off of the 80s or the house buying boom of the 90s....it is extremely difficult for anyone these days in a single income (or even an additional part time income) to be able to afford to buy a house/apartment.



    It's difficult sure.

    cicobuff

    I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working … I really think you do not understand, an average waged hard working person cannot afford a mortgage...plain and simple.



    Yes we can.

    Millions of us do...

    Some would like you to believe people don't but they do... in the millions.

    Fed up with people believing they should have all their issues solved by MPs...

    People are so entitled its unreal.

    I have my own house and cars...

    I would say I am working class...

    I don't know why so many say its an issue.

    Good jobs are everywhere if you just present yourself right and turn up and do the job...

    many many in this country don't want to do any of that though...

    saving, working your way up is all part of this...

    not expecting 40k a year jobs with a GNVQ in Art....

    or a free council house and benefits because your job at frescos doesn't pay enough.
    Edited by: "joanddan7" 12th Sep 2016

    joanddan7

    Yes we can. Millions of us do... Some would like you to believe people … Yes we can. Millions of us do... Some would like you to believe people don't but they do... in the millions.



    Existing ones yes, but without part ownership, government help to buy etc etc it is increasingly hard for anyone with an average wage to be able to afford to buy a home these days, and partly no thanks to the increases in house prices.

    As much as I hate the idea of defending Cameron, the ridiculous house prices in Britain pre-date him by decades, his record in this area is no worse than his predecessors. The housing policies of every government since the 80s have been based on the f****d up idea that house price inflation is a good thing, as a result new house building has consistently failed to keep up with demand for the past 30 years. Also as landros1 alluded to, in recent years this has been exacerbated by houses at the top end of the market being bought as investments by overseas investors and left unoccupied resulting in greater demand and higher prices for properties further down the ladder.
    Edited by: "spoo" 12th Sep 2016

    cicobuff

    Existing ones yes, but without part ownership, government help to buy etc … Existing ones yes, but without part ownership, government help to buy etc etc it is increasingly hard for anyone with an average wage to be able to afford to buy a home these days, and partly no thanks to the increases in house prices.



    This is the normal cycle of things, in a few years itll come back round, no amount of Brexits, PM meddling will change that....

    When times are good people get stupid... (see Tony Blair reign) and then the country has to play catch up for years... happened in 70s too...

    If things seem to good they normally are..

    Mortgages at 125% and interest only at 4 times your salary.... cmon now that was never going to end well was it...

    just like a pyramid scheme... it works for a while and then someone suffers... those suffering are the first time buyers because of what was done to the market...

    Cameron played ZERO part in that....

    joanddan7

    This is the normal cycle of things, in a few years itll come back round, … This is the normal cycle of things, in a few years itll come back round, no amount of Brexits, PM meddling will change that....When times are good people get stupid... (see Tony Blair reign) and then the country has to play catch up for years... happened in 70s too...If things seem to good they normally are..Mortgages at 125% and interest only at 4 times your salary.... cmon now that was never going to end well was it...just like a pyramid scheme... it works for a while and then someone suffers... those suffering are the first time buyers because of what was done to the market...Cameron played ZERO part in that....



    Rubbish...under his reign housing prices went up 22% that is a fact.

    davewave

    many homes in the world are owned by people who don't live in that … many homes in the world are owned by people who don't live in that country.



    But few are as unaffordable.

    cicobuff

    Rubbish...under his reign housing prices went up 22% that is a fact.



    He did well then no??

    globalpropertyguide.com/Eur…ars

    where would you rather be on the scale...

    joanddan7

    He did well then … He did well then no??http://www.globalpropertyguide.com/Europe/United-Kingdom/price-change-10-yearswhere would you rather be on the scale...



    Not well at all looking at that scale, I would be expecting more like our Dutch counterparts whom have a similar average wage, but actually pay less tax so slightly more income after tax....at just over 4% increase over the past 10 years, I know where I would prefer to live.

    Edited by: "cicobuff" 12th Sep 2016

    cicobuff

    Rubbish...under his reign housing prices went up 22% that is a fact.


    including those owned by the working class, especially in London!!!

    davewave

    including those owned by the working class, especially in London!!!



    Yes, I am quite aware it is a national average, which not surprisingly includes London.
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